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Matthias Wilhelm Lonsinger (abt. 1723 - bef. 1798)

Matthias Wilhelm Lonsinger aka Lonzinger
Born about in Hohenlohe, Wurttemberg, Germanymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before at about age 75 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Oct 2016
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Volga German
Matthias Lonsinger was a Volga German.
Matthias Lonsinger has German Roots.


A48-3 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

B-990 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Rus14-29 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family #37 in the 1775 Grimm census.

Family #80 in the 1798 Grimm census.

Matthias Lonsinger was born in the Principality of Hohenlohe, Württemberg, Germany in 1723. The names of his wife and three children are not identified in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766, however German church records identify the first name of his first wife as Anna Barbara, and their three children as Anna Barbara, Maria Barbara, and Matthias Wilhelm.

The family immigrated to Denmark in 1762, but with only 2 children. His eldest daughter would have been 14 years old that year. It is possible that she had married and was listed in another immigration entry, that she remained in Germany for other reasons, or that she was deceased. It's also possible that it was her sister who was deceased. The only child identified in later census records was son Matthias Wilhelm. See the research notes below for more information.

According to the transportation list entry A48-3, Matthias, his wife, and two children immigrated to Denmark in 1762. [1] They arrived at the Danish processing center in Altona on June 20, 1762. [1] After leaving Altona on July 19, they arrived at their final destination of Flensburg, Duchy of Schleswig on July 24, 1762.[1]

As of April 1765, he and his family lived at 1 Dans Hof in Colony F14, Koenigsheide in the district of Flensburg.[1] At some point before 1767, he applied for permission to immigrate to Russia. He and his family are listed in the 1775 Grimm census.

1775 Grimm Census [2]

Family # 37
Head of the Household Matthias Lontsinger, age 52
Wife Eva Katharina Lontsinger, age 48
Child #1 Matthias Lontsinger, age 20
Child #2 Elisabeth Merkel, age 14, stepdaughter
child #3 Barbara Merkel, age 7, stepdaughter

He is not specifically listed in the 1798 Grimm census, but his son with the same name is, differentiated from his father by his age. The elder Matthias had most likely passed away prior to 1798. Had he survived to the year of the census, he would have been 75 years old.

Research Notes

Matthias Wilhelm Lonsinger, son of Jonathan & Anna Maria Lonsinger, was baptized on 25 September 1720 in the Pfullingen Lutheran Church.[3] He married Anna Barbara, and they had three children, each baptized in the Feldrennach Lutheran Church, southeast of Karlsruhe. [Since 1973, Feldrennach has been part of the municipality Straubenhardt.] Their children's names are: (1) Anna Barbara (born 12 February 1748; baptized 13 February 1748); (2) Maria Barbara (born & baptized 12 November 1749); and (3) Matthias Wilhelm (born 8 September 1753; baptized 9 September 1753).
Matthias Wilhelm and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), departing from Altona, Duchy of Holstein, on 19 July 1762 under the leadership of Georg Jakob Seiler. They arrived in the city of Flensburg, Duchy of Schleswig, on 24 July 1762. They lived in Denmark until 16 November 1765 when they immigrated to Russia.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm where they are recorded on the 1775 Census in Household No. 37. Son Matthias is recorded on the 1798 Census in Household No. Gm080.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Eichhorn, Dr. Alexander, Dr. Jacob and Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766; Bonn, Germany and Midland Michigan, USA; Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, Deiningen, Germany, 2012.
  2. The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; family # 37 in the 1775 census, Matthias Lontsinger family.
  3. Church book Pfullingen, Württemberg: Landeskirchliches Archiv Stuttgart > Dekanat Reutlingen > Pfullingen > Taufregister 1649-1649, Taufregister 1629-1700, Taufregister 1699-1730 Band 2 Archion image 276

See also:

  • Parish records of Pfullingen (LDS Film No. 1569139).
  • Parish records of Feldrennach (LDS Film No. 1056809).

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